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Home Sec heckled by police

The Home Secretary has been heckled by Police Federation members at their conference as she said changes to their pay and conditions were reforms which hard-working police officers should welcome.

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Home Office: Police must help reduce budget deficit

A Home Office spokesman defended police budget cuts:

"As a service spending some £14 billion a year it is right for the police to make their contribution to reducing the record budget deficit.

"Existing police pay and conditions were designed more than 30 years ago which is why we asked Tom Winsor to carry out his independent review.

"We will continue to ensure that police officers are rewarded for doing an exceptional job."

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